I was in a job interview once, and the prospective employer asked what seemed to me to be a most obvious question: “Do you have a notebook?”
“Why of course, sir,” I said, holding up the proud Moleskine imitation I had in my hand. “Right here.”
The man laughed. “Old school,” he said. “I meant, do you have a laptop?”
Ouch! The author goes on to talk about recording our thoughts on paper vs. in blog posts and tweets and concludes:
We are afraid of not having an audience, of not having eyes looking at us. We are afraid of being alone. We have become a lonely and haunted generation, because the point is that you keep a notebook because thinking and writing are pleasures in themselves, to be enjoyed in themselves, and you don’t need another person to “like” them for them to be so.
Read the rest of this insightful post here: Do You Have a Notebook?